Make P1 Male

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On this page: Description, Step by Step, Notes


Make P1 Male inspects all two-principal events. For those with a male and a female participant, it makes sure that the male is principal 1 (P1), and the female is principal 2 (P2).

Step by Step

  1. Choose Make P1 Male from the function tree.
  2. Choose the event type you would like to process from the list, or leave the option set to "<All two-principal events>".
  3. Check or uncheck the Filter by sentence checkbox, as desired. If checked, which is the default, the program will ignore events where the sentence references [P1] or [P2].
  4. Click the [Make P1 Male] button.


This is not a sexist function. Some users made convincing cases for having the gender of P1 and P2 be predictable, and Joe Murphy's utility had a similar function.

If the event sentence includes a reference to [P1] or [P2] the program will not swap the principals unless Filter by sentence is unchecked.

In case you are wondering, yes, the program does handle surety swapping, if necessary. In other words, if P1 and P2 are swapped, and any citations assign different sureties to P1 and P2, the program also updates those records and propagates the changes to the "Maximum Surety" fields in the event.

When any surety shenanigans are necessary, the program includes "(S)" at the end of the log record. I found this useful; in my own data, I had many events where I had used TMG's "Add Wife" or "Add Husband" feature, which does not include the relationship surety for both principals in the marriage citation(s). The (S) was a reminder to check for the case where I forgot to set it manually.